# Reasoning Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims: 24th October 2018

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Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk

Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming banking exams like IBPS Clerk Prelims is to practice continuously with all your heart and soul. And, to let you practice with the best of the latest pattern questions, here is the Adda247 Reasoning Quiz based on the exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

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Direction (1-5): In each question below are given some statements followed by some conclusions. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts:

Q1. Statements:
All skies are tigers.
All flowers are clouds.
No cloud is sky.
Conclusions:
I. Some clouds are flowers.
II. All clouds are flowers.

Only I follow
Only II follow
Either I or II follow
Neither I nor II follow
Both I and II follows
Solution:

Q2. Statements:
All rats are trees.
Some dogs are rats.
Some trees are not dogs.
Conclusions:
I. Some trees are dogs.
II. Some dogs are not trees.

Only I follow
Only II follow
Either I or II follow
Neither I nor II follow
Both I and II follows
Solution:

Q3. Statements:
All rains are clouds.
Some boys are rains.
Some clouds are cars.
Conclusions:
I. Some clouds are boys.
II. Some clouds are not boys.

Only I follow
Only II follow
Either I or II follow
Neither I nor II follow
Both I and II follows
Solution:

Q4. Statements:
All bricks are flowers.
Some houses are flowers.
All pens are houses.
Conclusions:
I. Some houses are bricks.
II. Some houses are not bricks.

Only I follow
Only II follow
Either I or II follow
Neither I nor II follow
Both I and II follows
Solution:

Q5. Statements:
All lions are ducks.
No duck is a horse.
All horses are fruits.
Conclusions:
I. Some fruit are not lion.
II. Some fruits are horses.

Only I follow
Only II follow
Either I or II follow
Neither I nor II follow
Both I and II follows
Solution:

Directions (6-10): Study the information and answer the following questions:

K, L, M, N, O, P, Q and R are sitting in a row. Some of them are facing north while some are facing south. Q sits third to the right of N. L sits second to the right of Q. Only one person sit between L and P. R sits third to the left of P. K sits second to the left of O. Both the person sitting at extreme ends face opposite direction to each other. Both the immediate neighbours of M faces same direction. R sits to the left of L and both of them are facing opposite direction to each other. R does not face north direction. N sits fifth to the right of M but none of them sits at an extreme end. Both the neighbors of Q face same direction as N.

Q6. Who among the following sits third to the right of Q?

R
K
M
N
None of these
Solution:

Q7. Which among the following pair sit at the end of the row?

Q, L
R, K
O, P
L, R
None of these
Solution:

Q8. How many persons sits to the left of K?

Two
More than Three
Three
One
None of these
Solution:

Q9. Who among the following sits second to the right of R?

L
N
M
O
None of these
Solution:

Q10. Four of the following are alike in a certain way so form a group, which of the following does not belong to that group?

K
N
R
O
P
Solution:

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully answers the given questions:

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.
Input: nine pure 19 34 12 69 hear call
Step I: call nine pure 19 34 12 69 hear
Step II: call 12 nine pure 19 34 69 hear
Step III: call 12 hear nine pure 19 34 69
Step IV: call 12 hear 19 nine pure 34 69
Step V: call 12 hear 19 nine 34 pure 69
Step V is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input As per the rules followed in the above steps, ﬁnd out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input: lemon 62 clean orange 41 37 apple 56

Q11. How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

Five
Three
Four
Six
None of the above
Solution:

In the following arrangement words and numbers are arranged in alternative steps.
For words – they are arranged in alphabetical order at the left end in odd steps.
For numbers- they are arranged in increasing order in even steps at second position from the left.
Step I. apple lemon 62 clean orange 41 37 56
Step II. apple 37 lemon 62 clean orange 41 56
Step III. apple 37 clean lemon 62 orange 41 56
Step IV: apple 37 clean 41 lemon 62 orange 56
Step V: apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 62 orange
Step VI. apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 orange 62

Q12. Which of the following steps will be the penultimate step?

VIII
IX
VII
VI
None of the above
Solution:

In the following arrangement words and numbers are arranged in alternative steps.
For words – they are arranged in alphabetical order at the left end in odd steps.
For numbers- they are arranged in increasing order in even steps at second position from the left.
Step I. apple lemon 62 clean orange 41 37 56
Step II. apple 37 lemon 62 clean orange 41 56
Step III. apple 37 clean lemon 62 orange 41 56
Step IV: apple 37 clean 41 lemon 62 orange 56
Step V: apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 62 orange
Step VI. apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 orange 62

Q13. Which of the following will be step V?

apple 37 clean 41 lemon 62 56 orange
apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 orange 62
apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 62 orange
apple clean 41 lemon 56 62 orange 37
None of these
Solution:

In the following arrangement words and numbers are arranged in alternative steps.
For words – they are arranged in alphabetical order at the left end in odd steps.
For numbers- they are arranged in increasing order in even steps at second position from the left.
Step I. apple lemon 62 clean orange 41 37 56
Step II. apple 37 lemon 62 clean orange 41 56
Step III. apple 37 clean lemon 62 orange 41 56
Step IV: apple 37 clean 41 lemon 62 orange 56
Step V: apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 62 orange
Step VI. apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 orange 62

Q14. In which of the following step the elements ‘62 orange 41 56’ found in the same order?

Step I
Step IV
Step III
Step II
none of these
Solution:

In the following arrangement words and numbers are arranged in alternative steps.
For words – they are arranged in alphabetical order at the left end in odd steps.
For numbers- they are arranged in increasing order in even steps at second position from the left.
Step I. apple lemon 62 clean orange 41 37 56
Step II. apple 37 lemon 62 clean orange 41 56
Step III. apple 37 clean lemon 62 orange 41 56
Step IV: apple 37 clean 41 lemon 62 orange 56
Step V: apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 62 orange
Step VI. apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 orange 62

Q15. In step II, ‘37’ is related to ‘62’ and ‘apple’ is related to ‘lemon’. In the same way ‘orange’ is related to?

clean
37
41
56
lemon
Solution:

In the following arrangement words and numbers are arranged in alternative steps.
For words – they are arranged in alphabetical order at the left end in odd steps.
For numbers- they are arranged in increasing order in even steps at second position from the left.
Step I. apple lemon 62 clean orange 41 37 56
Step II. apple 37 lemon 62 clean orange 41 56
Step III. apple 37 clean lemon 62 orange 41 56
Step IV: apple 37 clean 41 lemon 62 orange 56
Step V: apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 62 orange
Step VI. apple 37 clean 41 lemon 56 orange 62

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